Celebrate July 4th With 'Music Independence Day'

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This July 4th, while you're busy prepping your obligatory Independence Day festivities, take time to celebrate all that's good about independent music with MTV/VH1/CMT's first ever "Music Independence Day." Starting at 6am, there will be a special 12-hour programming block across all three channels that promises a host of unique programming, video blocks and special one-of-a-kind performances. Bands both big and small will be featured throughout the day with multiple genres represented, making for an eclectic mix of rock, pop, EDM and country.

And if you like what you hear and see, you can help! You'll be able to leave "tips" for each artist at their Artist Platform page, which as we all know, in musical economy of 2013 -- every little penny helps. Bands interested for consideration can head to Artist.mtv.com and sign up, where they can enter for a chance to be a part of this event.